Journal article

Complete atrioventricular septal defect repair in Australia: Results over 25 years

Laura S Fong, Kim Betts, Douglas Bell, Igor E Konstantinov, Ian A Nicholson, David S Winlaw, Yishay Orr, Thomas Hu, Dorothy Radford, Nelson Alphonso, David Andrews

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether the long-term outcomes of modified-single-patch (MSP) repair of complete atrioventricular septal defect are equivalent to double-patch (DP) repair with respect to survival and risk of reoperation for left atrioventricular valve regurgitation or left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. METHODS: All patients who underwent biventricular repair of complete atrioventricular septal defect in Australia from 1990 to 2015 using either a MSP or DP technique were identified. Demographic characteristic details, operative data, and outcomes were analyzed. A propensity score analysis was performed to balance the 2 treatment groups according to several baseline covariates..

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